Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thank You, Thank You!

Salutations! First I want to thank everyone who stops by my blog, those who leave comments, and my followers.  I truly appreciate it.  I also received a two emails asking a few questions and I thought I would share them here.

What would I call my style of art and where do I get my inspiration?

I'm just starting to see a style in my art and I haven't slightest idea what to call it. I'm definitely not clean and simple! Most of my inspiration comes from color; driving home from work I will see a sign with a bright color, nature, wherever I see a pop of color puts ideas in my head. I do go through art magazines, photography sites and blogs when I'm stuck in a rut.

How do I come up with my designs?

This one I really had to think about. It's mostly a found object on my table or a piece of paper with a certain color that gets me thinking about a card or canvas.  There are many times that I walk into my craft room with a large cup of tea and just start something and everything just works without me really thinking about it. I don't sketch anything before hand. Half the time I'm playing with inks, paint and paper and the perfect idea pops into my head. Also it can take me almost an hour to get to and from work everyday and lately ideas come to me while I'm sitting in traffic. The hardest part is not being able to write them down to remember!

My mother was an artist and always said that she had a need to make art at every day. She described it to me as a need for a drug. I always laughed at her. She died in 2004 and for a few years I couldn't even go into my craft room but then I walked back into my craft room and haven't come out since. Art is also my drug of choice and I completely understand what she meant.  Next in line to my daughter, my mother would have been my biggest fan.  On second thought, I know she is my biggest fan!

ON TO MY PROJECT. Today is an ATC sized canvas.  The background is actually a paint and ink stained paper towel. It ended up having a red heart shape on it and I thought it would be perfect for the canvas. It was attached to the canvas with mod podge and I outlined the heart with teeny tiny silver beads.

The small heart and the word love are grungeboard.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Go Create and Be Extraordinary!


  1. now this is extraordinary Karenliz! I love ATCs anyway and this one just rocks! (Now I want you to sign up to share how you did it for one of the PW guest challenges, pretty pretty please???!!!)

  2. I really like this one, Karen! And I love that it started with a paint and ink-stained paper towel!

    It sounds like you need some kind of voice recorder in your car so when ideas come you can make note of them! If you have one, maybe you could use your cell phone to call your home phone and leave yourself a message.


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